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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby poxic » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:25 pm UTC

NO NEW GAMES UNTIL I PLAY THE OTHER NEW GAMES.

Well, can't hurt to check.
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Postby Flumble » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:04 am UTC

poxic wrote:Well, can't hurt to check.

Sure... how many weeks of modal income did you waste this time? :P

I'm kind of waiting for a Battlefield 1 discount. I haven't had a battlefield (or similar) game since BF2142 —that was more than 6 years ago— and this one looks like a pretty decent edition.

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Postby poxic » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:53 am UTC

ooh witcher 3

oh my fucking god this will take three days to download

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Postby New User » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:36 pm UTC

It looks like you can claim Limbo for free from GOG.com if you have your GOG.com account linked to your Steam account. I always considered GOG.com to be one of Steam's big competitors, but I guess I understand the video game industry even less than I thought.

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Postby rmsgrey » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:21 pm UTC

New User wrote:It looks like you can claim Limbo for free from GOG.com if you have your GOG.com account linked to your Steam account. I always considered GOG.com to be one of Steam's big competitors, but I guess I understand the video game industry even less than I thought.


With GOG Connect, you can pay for selected games on Steam and then get DRM-free copies from GOG. GOG gets more people using their service; Steam gets more people spending money on theirs (why buy it on GOG when you can spend a similar amount and get it on Steam and GOG?).

And the total number of games involved to date has been pretty small, so it's largely a marketing point rather than something with direct commercial implications...

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Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:35 am UTC

So there's this thing - a bundle of 151 games for $20 for charity. It's obviously worth it if you haven't yet played Gone Home or The Novelist, both are great interactive story-type games. But I've already played those two, so can anyone comment on some of the other games offered?
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Postby New User » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:32 pm UTC

I just looked through the list of games. There are only two there that ring a bell. I played Windosill, and I remember enjoying it as a well-done puzzle. It's only a little better than a well-done flash game. Looks appropriate for a bundle like this (I got it in a Humble Bundle a few years ago).

The only other one I think I've played is Depression Quest. I didn't like it. I think I played it in a browser for free, too. I didn't get very far along in the game before I decided I didn't like it and moved on.

Just from browsing through this list, it looks to me like most of these are of the level of quality I'd equate to Flash or Unity games available on websites like Kongregate or Newgrounds. Not necessarily bad games (I've had hundreds of hours of entertainment from Kongregate over the past seven years or so), but games with relatively simple concepts and themes.

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Postby rmsgrey » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:37 pm UTC

Sokobond's not a bad little puzzle - it's a Sokoban-type game where you control one atom directly, which can then bond with other atoms using spare valences to then move around as a rigid group, with the goal of assembling a specific molecule out of the atoms present. As you progress through the level additional special effects furniture is added - like a special corner between 4 tiles which breaks any bonds that attempt to cross it. or a bond multiplier that doubles/triples bonds that pass it (valency permitting), etc.

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Postby CorruptUser » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:36 pm UTC

Getting X Rebirth. I've played more than a thousand hours of X3. I know, the game had a terrible launch, but hopefully it's good for fans of those types of games. Only $17 for the whole thing.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:03 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:So there's this thing - a bundle of 151 games for $20 for charity.
I was so hoping for Hadean Lands, but alas, not today.

It is cheaper than it's ever been at the moment – but no, now is the time to buy Undertale and Life is Strange.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/376240/

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Postby rmsgrey » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:17 pm UTC

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Zohar wrote:So there's this thing - a bundle of 151 games for $20 for charity.
I was so hoping for Hadean Lands, but alas, not today.

It is cheaper than it's ever been at the moment – but no, now is the time to buy Undertale and Life is Strange.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/376240/

Solid choices.

Word of warning: get a controller if you want to play Life Is Strange - it's technically playable with mouse and keyboard for most of it, but it's slower, and if you do fall foul of some of the glitches, they're a lot easier to work around with a controller...

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Postby Felstaff » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:49 pm UTC

I need a SteamLock, an invention I just made up, to stop me buying everything on Steam, right now.

I just bought Mass Effect--a game I already own--for £1.99.

I'm thinking the SteamLock should be a physical room, with no doors or windows. Just a hermetically-sealed box. The texture mapping is simply Gabe Newell's face. Hm.
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Postby HES » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:00 am UTC

I already own everything on steam, so I'm spending money on origin instead.
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Postby Flumble » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:35 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:I need a SteamLock, an invention I just made up, to stop me buying everything on Steam, right now.

I have a better idea: instead of buying the game directly, you give the money to me, and if you don't have the game and it's not absolute garbage, I'll gift you the game, otherwise I'll save up the money to build the SteamLock. :mrgreen:

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Postby Biliboy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:24 pm UTC

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is on sale for 9.99

It's sort of Space Engineers meets a survival game, with less physics but more fun. You start with a few tools to gather ore, food, and oxygen bottles. A few days later you've built a half scale model of a Venator class Jedi Battle Cruiser (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... earchtext=).

There's PvE with AI drones and alien complexes to raid, though fair warning, the game is in alpha and the 'AI' is super basic. I've also played a bit of multiplayer, and gotten into some pvp (not with capital ships yet). One thing I really appreciate is the market system, with buy orders implemented. You've no idea how many games I wished had buy orders to help balance prices and indicate needs.

Another nifty option is the ability to get blueprints from the steam workshop, throw ingots or components into it, and a few minutes later spawn out a ship. Although sometimes I like building things from scratch, other times I prefer to just copy someone elses hard work and go play with it.

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Postby Deva » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:59 pm UTC

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Postby Biliboy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:25 pm UTC

Mass Effect 2 free on Origin. I hadn't played any of the series but always wanted to. This was a nice way to go about promoting Andromeda by EA.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:28 pm UTC

Did you catch the news about the Humble Freedom Bundle?
https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom

$30 USD will get you a pretty solid collection of around 50 indie games, including The Witness and Stardew Valley. Alas, I have half the games in my library already and can't possibly justify the purchase – unless someone's interested in splitting it with me?

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Postby Zohar » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:41 pm UTC

Yeah if I didn't have most of the games I'm into, I would have definitely gotten it...
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Postby LaserGuy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:08 am UTC

I picked up Life is Strange Episode 1 for free the other day on Steam. Kind of wondering why I've never heard of this game before... I'm extremely impressed so far. Whole series is on for $22, which I expect I'll probably grab as well.

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Postby Jorpho » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:36 am UTC

LaserGuy wrote:I'm extremely impressed so far. Whole series is on for $22, which I expect I'll probably grab as well.
The price has gone right down to $5.49 in the past.
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Postby rmsgrey » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:26 pm UTC

LaserGuy wrote:I picked up Life is Strange Episode 1 for free the other day on Steam. Kind of wondering why I've never heard of this game before... I'm extremely impressed so far. Whole series is on for $22, which I expect I'll probably grab as well.


The last episode's a bit of an anticlimax, but up to that point, it just keeps getting better (apart from that thing with the bottles...)

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:16 pm UTC

Ah, merde. I finally decided to buy Shovel Knight at full price, as I heard they were going to be increasing the price shortly, in conjunction with the whackload of new DLC the creators would be introducing. "It probably won't go on sale again," I thought. And of course it did. (And of course it's just a few days too late for a refund.)

Oh well; at 33% off, it's only a couple of bucks, so it's not like it's a big sale. But still, if you've been waiting, now is the time. Everyone's only got good things to say.

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Postby headprogrammingczar » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:20 am UTC

Agreed. Shovel Knight is one of the best platformers ever made, except for all of the other really good ones. Especially if Spectre Knight is as fun to play as Plague Knight.
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Postby emceng » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:48 pm UTC

I played Shovel Knight at my brother in law's house. Just didn't do it for me. Maybe because I sucked at it and kept dying. Either way, took it off my wish list.
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Postby New User » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:54 am UTC

Humble Bundle is giving away a game called Galactic Civilizations I Ultimate Edition for free. Apparently you need a Humble account that's linked to your Steam account to redeem it.

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Postby New User » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:55 am UTC

Saints Row 2 is free on gog.com until April 22.

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Postby karhell » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:39 pm UTC

Not sure whether this belongs here, as it seems to be permanent, but Starcraft+Brood War is now free
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Postby HES » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:02 pm UTC

New User wrote:Saints Row 2 is free on gog.com until April 22.

Exact same deal on Steam as well
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Postby New User » Thu May 11, 2017 2:15 pm UTC

Eador: Genesis is currently free on gog.com.

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Postby timrem » Thu May 11, 2017 6:47 pm UTC

Dungeons 2 is currently free from the Humble Bundle Store.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Fri May 12, 2017 5:56 am UTC

karhell wrote:Not sure whether this belongs here, as it seems to be permanent, but Starcraft+Brood War is now free

Starcraft and Broodwar are probably tied with Fallout 1 and 2 for the games I have purchased the most number of times. I'm looking forward to playing the remaster.
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Postby New User » Fri May 19, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

Take a look at this pricing bullshit:
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Please note that in a normal deal, there would be another line there that lets you know how much you save by buying the package.

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Postby Zohar » Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 pm UTC

I've seen that happen a few times.

I can get discounted movie tickets through work, and one of the theaters has tickets for $8.25, or the "Ultimate MoviePack" which includes 2 tickets and a $10 voucher at the concessions stand for $27.50. But, $8.25+$10=$26.5. It is very strange. The "pack" price is much cheaper than if you were to pay full price for the tickets (that would be $40), but it's still ridiculous.
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Postby New User » Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 pm UTC

Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently free on Steam, but it looks like there is a lot of DLC sold separately.

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue May 23, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

One of the three DLCs is free, so there's that. I'm not sure where you got that there was a lot of DLC, maybe where there's a lot of news updates so it looks like there's 68 DLC items?

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Postby New User » Wed May 24, 2017 12:03 pm UTC

Nah, I just consider three DLC packages to be a lot. I didn't notice one was free. Still, I thought it seemed noteworthy to mention that a free game has DLC that isn't free. I consider that to not be getting the full game, so it's like a disclaimer that the game is being given away for free, but to get the full game you still have to pay.

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed May 24, 2017 4:30 pm UTC

That's fair. When I hear things about "There's a lot of DLC" I think of stuff like RPG Maker..... or Train Simulator.

Because holy shit, Train Simulator. Holy shit.
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Postby Sizik » Wed May 24, 2017 8:43 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Because holy shit, Train Simulator. Holy shit.


For those curious, that's $6,456.26 of DLC.
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